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Kantian Reason and Hegelian Spirit: The Idealistic Logic of Modern Theology

Kantian Reason and Hegelian Spirit: The Idealistic Logic of Modern Theology

Gary Dorrien

ISBN: 978-0-470-67331-7

Apr 2012, Wiley-Blackwell

616 pages

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$186.95

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Winner: 2012 The American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in Theology and Religious Studies, PROSE Award.

In this thought-provoking new work, the world renowned theologian Gary Dorrien reveals how Kantian and post-Kantian idealism were instrumental in the foundation and development of modern Christian theology.

  • Presents a radical rethinking of the roots of modern theology
  • Reveals how Kantian and post-Kantian idealism were instrumental in the foundation and development of modern Christian theology
  • Shows how it took Kant's writings on ethics and religion to launch a fully modern departure in religious thought
  • Dissects Kant's three critiques of reason and his moral conception of religion
  • Analyzes alternative arguments offered by Schleiermacher, Schelling, Hegel, and others - moving historically and chronologically through key figures in European philosophy and theology
  • Presents notoriously difficult and intellectual arguments in a lucid and accessible manner
Preface and Acknowledgments ix

1 Introduction: Kantian Concepts, Liberal Theology, and Post-Kantian Idealism 1

2 Subjectivity in Question: Immanuel Kant, Johann G. Fichte, and Critical Idealism 23

3 Making Sense of Religion: Friedrich Schleiermacher, John Locke, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Liberal Theology 84

4 Dialectics of Spirit: F. W. J. Schelling, G. W. F. Hegel, and Absolute Idealism 159

5 Hegelian Spirit in Question: David Friedrich Strauss, Søren Kierkegaard, and Mediating Theology 243

6 Neo-Kantian Historicism: Albrecht Ritschl, Adolf von Harnack, Wilhelm Herrmann, Ernst Troeltsch, and the Ritschlian School 315

7 Idealistic Ordering: Lux Mundi, Andrew Seth Pringle-Pattison, Hastings Rashdall, Alfred E. Garvie, Alfred North Whitehead, William Temple, and British Idealism 378

8 The Barthian Revolt: Karl Barth, Paul Tillich, and the Legacy of Liberal Theology 454

9 Idealistic Ironies: From Kant and Hegel to Tillich and Barth 530

Index 574

“Nonetheless, the thoroughness of this volume and the cogency of its arguments make it an absolute must for theology students.”  (Religious Studies Review, 27 February 2014)

“Dorrien's book-which I cannot avoid calling brilliant-will hold the same enduring place in giving an historical justification for his "modern theology" that Barth's Protestant Theology in the Nineteenth Century holds in setting the table for Barth's dogmatics. Time will tell whether the future belongs to Dorrien's theology, Barth's (in historical or repristinated form), or some other.”  (Themelios, 1 August 2013)

“Graduate students and philosophy of religion students will find this book indispensable.  Summing Up:  Essential.  All libraries supporting graduate programs in theology and religion.”  (Choice, 1 February 2013)